Arnoldist


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Arnoldist

a follower of Arnold of Brescia, 12th-century Italian political reformer, especially his attacks upon clerical riches and corruption and upon the temporal power of the pope.
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(22) With the Petrobrusians and the Arnoldists in the twelfth century, Newman found a form of Christianity he believed could be regarded as "measurably conformable to the apostolic standard." (23) The Waldenses and their related groups followed the Petrobrusians and the Arnoldists, leading eventually to Wycliff and Hus.
Newman believed that this group kept the evangelical witness alive and that it influenced the rise of the Arnoldists, Petrobrusians, and Henricians in the twelfth century.